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“On the second floor of President Lincoln’s Cottage, next to a replica of the desk where Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, a $95,000 laser contraption sits on a tall yellow tripod… Over the next several days, [a research team led by Dr. Michael Rogers from] Ithaca College plans to scan Lincoln’s cottage—the historic landmark in Petworth, where the Great …
A team from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Ithaca College will conduct a 3D laser scan of President Lincoln’s Cottage, 150 years after he last set foot inside the home. The resulting images will provide a complete 3D rendering that will document existing conditions and support future preservation projects. January 7, 2015. Now through January 14, Dr. Michael …
Green Builder Media asks, “[h]ow do you preserve a green yet historic place?” The Robert H. Smith Visitor Education Center for Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., offers visitors a “Self-Guided Eco-Tour” to show how the National Trust for Historic Preservation spearheaded efforts to bring an early nineteenth-century building into the 21st century. Read the full article: http://www.greenbuildermedia.com/blog/news/how-do-you-preserve-yet-green-an-historic-place#sthash.lnWPXLbr.dpuf
In honor of Thanksgiving, Historical Interpreter Brittany wrote this creative blog post on Tad Lincoln’s noble quest to save the life of Jack the turkey. Enjoy! 1863 The young human calls me Jack. His name is Tad—short for Thomas—after his grandfather. The grandfather died some years ago in Illinois. Illinois is where I happen to have some cousins, and also …
We are pleased to announce that Washingtonian Bride & Groom has selected President Lincoln’s Cottage as a 2015 Best Wedding Vendor! Interested in celebrating your special day at President Lincoln’s Cottage? Check out our Events Brochures and contact our Site Rental Coordinator Sahand Miraminy at 202-829-0436 ext. 31232 or SMiraminy@savingplaces.org for more information.
Watch and discover the authenticity of President Lincoln’s Cottage, the Lincoln family’s beloved home in Washington, DC. This video was created by Groupon.
From Thursday November 13 through Sunday November 16, the area’s finest museum gift shops are bringing their wares to the Mansion at Strathmore. You’ll find toys, jewelry, books, and one-of-a-kind gifts (like our bird houses, pictured here) for everyone on your holiday list. Click here to learn more.
Are you planning a visit to President Lincoln’s Cottage this holiday season? Please note our holiday hours below. Thanksgiving: Closed Christmas Eve: Open 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Last tour begins at 12 pm. Christmas Day: Closed New Year’s Day: Closed Tours around the holidays tend to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tour tickets in advance! Visit our TICKETS …